Pictures of the Decade

The picture desk editors at Reuters have chosen the best 100 photos of the past decade; it’s not always easy reading (some are pretty uncomfortable), but there are some exceptional photos in the collection. Here’s the first ten - they’ll be posting ten more every day until all 100 are up on the web.

And here’s a Reuters picture editor explaining the photo selection process - with some sneak previews of the remaining 90 photos. (Again, some pics a bit PG-13 for adult themes.)